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Deputy governor of southern province of Hatay, Tolga Polat shot and killed his brother and his mother on Aug. 11.

The official was detained by police a few hours after he fled the scene of the murder. State-run Anadolu Agency reported that Polat was arrested by a court order on Aug. 12

Polat met with his family in his mother’s Mediterranean Adana home the day before a trial for a lawsuit related to inherited fields.

While Polat shot his mother and brother after an argument about the lawsuit, his father, also in the house, was reported to be in good health.

Mother and son İkbal and Altuğ Polat died on the scene, and the father, Tolga Polat, was taken to the police station for interrogation after a health examination.

Tolga Polat is seen in this file photo.

Tolga Polat served as district governor in numerous settlements in southeast Turkey, and is married with three kids.